I remember jones the grocer as one of the earliest stores to offer healthy gourmet food and produce in Singapore. Now in its 8th year of operation, jones has refreshed both their emporium offerings and dine-in menu, and we were given a chance last week to try the new menu out.
Note: for more information about their gourmet grocery offerings, check out Part 2 of the blog post – coming soon.
Jones’ refreshed food menu
Jones has introduced a new, expanded menu of comfort food made with fresh quality ingredients – most of which are available on its retail shelves. They have a wide variety of choices – gourmet hampers for picnics, a dedicated kids’ section, dinner mains, as well as power juices, smoothies and milkshakes.
Here’s a look at what is available on their new menu.
The Cheese & Charcuterie board
(3 items $35++, 5 items $45++, 7 items $55++, Additional items $8++)
Served with truffle honey, jones olive oils, jones Egyptian dukkah and a selection of jones artisanal bread.
A selection of bread to go along with the cheese and charcuterie boards.
The Charcuterie Selection
Try out different cuts of meat with the Charcuterie Selection – from Veal Lyoner, to Honey Bake Ham, Homemade Cooked Pepperoni, Mortadella, Smoked Duck Breast, and finally Wagyu Rump Roast.
The cuts of meat are from Singapore’s premium butcher, Swiss Butchery, and are all freshly prepared in house.
The Cheese Selection.
From Stilton Blue (Blue); Brie De Meaux (Soft); Tomme Aux Marc Jouray (Semi-hard); Comte Amaud Reserve, Gouda Reypenyer and Gruyer Suisse Reserve (Hard).
If someone in your company isn’t very fond of strong cheese, try asking them to dip their cheese in the truffle honey offered. It lends a sweetness to counter the strong taste!
And of course, if you want to buy the truffle honey yourself, you can get it there and then.
Next, we move on the mains.
Oriental Crispy Duck ($26++)
Crispy duck served on a bed of mesclun salad tossed with shimeji mushroom, Russet potato, Cherry tomatoes tossed in plum dressing
jones Classic Wagyu Burger With Truffle Fries ($26++)
100% Australian wagyu beef patty, Bacon, Melted gruyere cheese, Truffle mayo, Bois boudran sauce, Pickles, Hot English mustard, Caramelized onions, House made brioche bun
Asparagus Risotto ($24++)
Soft herb risotto with fresh asparagus, Taleggio & Grana padano with black truffle oil
Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio
Scallops, Prawns, Chili, Olive oil, Garlic tossed with spaghetti. Served with a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese!
Grilled BBQ Chicken
BBQ chicken thigh, Garlic mashed potato with jones coleslaw
My personal favourite was the aglio olio – it was actually quite spicy, with a generous amount of seafood. I also enjoyed the wagyu burger with truffle fries – the whole combination of fluffy brioche bun, crisp bacon, caramelised onions and premium beef made for a very delicious burger.
Other dishes not pictured include super foods salad with wholesome ingredients such as broccoli, toasted almonds, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potato and barley tossed with pomegranate honey; Asian Black Cod that is deliciously pan-seared with Asian-style herbs, asparagus and light teriyaki sauce; and Beef Cheek Pappardelle highlighted by fork-tender beef cheek that has been lovingly braised for 8 hours.
Most of these dishes are available from noon onwards.
Now to the desserts.
Coconut Panna Cotta ($14++)
With mango coulis and fresh mango
Warm Sticky Date Pudding ($15++)
With salted caramel sauce & Vanilla bean ice-cream
A nicely plated dessert is always worth a snap!
Both desserts tasted delectable and weren’t cloyingly sweet. There were other desserts on display –such as an enormous rainbow cake – but we didn’t have a chance to try them (and we were quite full by then).
Jones is known for their breakfast/brunch menu as well. There are egg and omelette items done in 10 different ways, on top of breakfast sets and daily fresh bakes made in-house. Trained baristas also expertly meld single origin beans from Brazil and India into a well-rounded cup of coffee.
As mentioned earlier, most of the dishes on the menu are created from fresh ingredients, marinades and seasonings that can be purchased from the store itself. So if you hope to recreate the dish you just ate at Jones the Grocer, just ask the friendly staff if you can find the ingredients there!
For more information about the gourmet grocery offerings within the store, including Singapore’s first walk-in cheese room, check out Part 2 when it is out!
jones the grocer
Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697
Breakfast : 8am to noon weekdays, 3pm weekends & public holidays
All Day Dining : Noon to closing
Cheese & Antipasti Boards : 10 am to close
+65 6476 1512